The Entropy Circus ended in 1995, and then again in 2000 and 2014. The end of the project was marked in 2014 by a track entitled The Entropy Circus which was intended as the apotheosis of everything that the title had represented.
To a disinterested observer the distinction between the Vitreous Enamel Development Corp, The Benelux, The Benelux Circus, Royal Free Electric and Zali Krishna were Rizla-thin. To the disinterested observer they were little more than Krishna’s sense of history and discontinuity played out over almost thirty years. But from the perspective of my colleague, Solomon Kirchner, and I there was a longer political game afoot.
Solomon and I were first explicitly referenced as members of The Benelux as far back as 2000 but our nommes de guerres, Maurice Donne, Luther Blissett, BG Ramachandra, Craig Moulinex, and many others, have been deployed as part a larger strategy for many years. All that can be said for certain is that by the time Krishna explicitly decloaked in 2009 on Upon These Might We Brunch as Zali Krishna the ego had finally landed.
The album that you hold in your hands is intended to set the record straight. Sally Kitchener and Solomon Kirchner have as strong a claim to The Entropy Circus as Krishna, who seems to feel that he can discard or revive the name willy nilly. This is not a retroactive project or a tribute band. This is The Entropy Circus kicking ass and kissing babies in the grand manner.
Ignore us at your peril. Sally Kitchener, Villejuif Precinct 2017.